command of the numerous Iowa regiments being organized, tendered the command of the Twentieth Volunteer Infantry to Captain Dye. He accepted the position and was commissioned colonel. The regiment participated in the Vicksburg campaign and was for a long time in the Gulf Department. Colonel Dye proved to be an able officer and became a colonel in the regular army. In March, 1805, he was promoted to Brigadier-General of volunteers. After the close of the war he returned to the regular army where he served until September, 1870, when he resigned and returned to Marion and engaged in farming. He went to Egypt after several years, where he became a high officer in the army of the Khedive and was severely wounded in one of the battles. He returned to America in 1879 and was made Superintendent of the Metropolitan Police of the District of Columbia. In 1888 Colonel Dye went to Corea where he became military adviser and Instructor-General of the king of that country. He introduced many reforms in the army equipment and arms. He wrote a valuable book on Egypt and Abyssinia and their military systems and, returning to America in 1899, died at Muskegon, Michigan, in the same year.
JOSEPH DYSART was born in Huntington, Pennsylvania, on the 8th of July, 1820. He made a trip to Iowa as early as November, 1839, and was greatly pleased with the beauty and fertility of its vast unsettled prairies but preferred to remain in the East until the then new Territory became better settled. In April, 1856, he returned with his family and became a resident of Vinton and for two years was editor of the Vinton Eagle. For many years he gave his chief attention to farming. In 1861 he was elected to the State Senate as a Republican to represent the Benton and Tama District. In 1869 he was again chosen from the same district to a full term of four years in the Senate. In 1873 he received the nomination for Lieutenant-Governor on the Republican ticket and was elected, serving one term. In 1884 he was elected one of the trustees of the State Agricultural College, having long been a helpful friend of that institution. The town of Dysart, in Tama County, was named for him and was for many years his home, where he died on the 8th of September, 1893.
DAVID C. EARLY was one of the first settlers in Sac County, having ventured across the wild prairies to that region as early as May, 1856. He and his companion found a beautiful grove and staked off a claim, while Mr. Early went on foot to Sioux City to enter the land. His partner in the meantime was cutting logs for a cabin. It took Early six days to make the trip; as there were no bridges he had to wade the creeks and sloughs. There were but four or five cabins in the county, and they had the pick of as fine a country as the sun ever shone upon. Mr. Early taught the first school in the county, and soon after was appointed deputy treasurer, transacting the business of the office. He has remained in the county